Monthly Archives: January 2016

Where is my home?

The word “home” is most often defined as ‘the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household’.    I have come to understand that it is not the physical structure or the location that is the important part of the definition.  It is the part about being a member […]

My stubborn streak!

Does it lessen the sin of being stubborn if you acknowledge the character flaw and am in the process of working to correct it????!!  There are times I realize that the German side of my lineage make me exceptionally stubborn.  My mother once told me a story about my maternal grandfather(her dad) who came from […]

She Walks in Beauty…

Lord Byron CLXXIII. “She walks in beauty, like the night” SHE walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies, And all that’s best of dark and bright Meets in her aspect and her eyes; Thus mellow’d to that tender light 5 Which Heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, […]

A New New Years Tradition

At her suggestion, Patricia and I have started a new yearly tradition.  On New Years Eve, we separately wrote down our hopes and goals for the coming year, folded, dated, and put them in a glass pickle jar.  Yesterday, the first day of the new year, we each wrote down one good thing which happened […]

Memo to Patricia Howell Re: Milk

If it doesn’t come from an animal’s mammary gland, it is NOT milk. If you have to use a blender and filter the resulting liquid to make it, it is NOT milk